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Old 04-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Regear and Axle Build, Best Place?

So I'm starting to run out of options for where I'm gonna get my front axle built. The more research I did, I realized this is a task I would rather have done by someone who has been doing it awhile. So far Bach Crawlers and Crazy Ed's Performance are out as options. S.F.F. Customs doesn't know if they wanna do the work. Now I have reached out to Serious Offroad Products to see if they are interested. Does anyone know of anybody they would recommend for the task. I refuse to pay $1k plus in labor alone for a regear that's ridiculous at least in my opinion. I know there have to be good qualified shops out there. HELP

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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I ran into the same issue recently and will be watching this.... I've sent multiple people to SFF for regearing/axle swaps and they declined to rebuilt my rear 44. I just needed the rear spider gears in the arb replaced and a wheel bearing changed out. I was very disappointed.

I will be watching this thread.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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Check out the Edge Automotive. the owner Chris I know personally and is a relly good guy. He helped me out big time getting some stuff finished before Moab.

Edge Automotive LLC

He's a big wheeling guy and helps the wheeling community a good bit. Tell him I sent you and he might cut you a good break. It's worth a shot
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Don't know where you're located, but my neighbor in Firestone does gears and diff work, along with fabrication. He's an XJ owner, but I believe he has done gears in a variety of vehicles.

Here's his thread on COJeeps Forums that includes his rates:
Axle Work

Keep in mind that the post with his rates is a few years old, so maybe the rates have changed a bit. He's a great guy and very knowledgeable. He swapped out my 4.5" rear springs in my TJ in a fraction of the time it would've taken me.

I can PM his number if you like.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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Check out the Edge Automotive. the owner Chris I know personally and is a relly good guy. He helped me out big time getting some stuff finished before Moab.

Edge Automotive LLC

He's a big wheeling guy and helps the wheeling community a good bit. Tell him I sent you and he might cut you a good break. It's worth a shot
Thanks George! I called him. Seems like a great guy. Very knowledgeable. He's gonna build me a quote and we will see what happens from there.
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Yeah he's a good dude for sure. Won't jerk you around on price. Both he and his master tech are very knowledgeable and are big wheelers themselves
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I'm bringing mine in for regearing next week to Josh at Crawlertech. I've gotten good feedback on his shop and his work, and I'll let you know my experience with him when I get the work done. I've talked with him several times and he seems like a good guy so far. The drawback is he's up here in Commerce City, but if you're willing to drive a little....
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I'm bringing mine in for regearing next week to Josh at Crawlertech. I've gotten good feedback on his shop and his work, and I'll let you know my experience with him when I get the work done. I've talked with him several times and he seems like a good guy so far. The drawback is he's up here in Commerce City, but if you're willing to drive a little....
I've not done a regear yet but I have used Josh at Crawlertech for other updates to my TJ and I was very happy with his work. I would have no problem recommending Crawlertech to my friends and family.
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I'm bringing mine in for regearing next week to Josh at Crawlertech. I've gotten good feedback on his shop and his work, and I'll let you know my experience with him when I get the work done. I've talked with him several times and he seems like a good guy so far. The drawback is he's up here in Commerce City, but if you're willing to drive a little....
You'll like Josh. He did my suspension. Tell him Amy says hi and I will be back for my custom roll cage. He's wonderful and yes I would highly recommend him. If anything goes wrong with install or a delay he will call and tell you. His shop can be a little confusing on getting to, but you can't miss all the customized jeeps near the bays lol. When I get around to doing my axle and gears he'll be the first I call knowing I can get or anyone, get a discount on Genright, Zone, and TnT Customs.
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So I'm starting to run out of options for where I'm gonna get my front axle built. The more research I did, I realized this is a task I would rather have done by someone who has been doing it awhile. So far Bach Crawlers and Crazy Ed's Performance are out as options. S.F.F. Customs doesn't know if they wanna do the work. Now I have reached out to Serious Offroad Products to see if they are interested. Does anyone know of anybody they would recommend for the task. I refuse to pay $1k plus in labor alone for a regear that's ridiculous at least in my opinion. I know there have to be good qualified shops out there. HELP
Is this work High country 4x4 would do?
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:48 PM   #11
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Is this work High country 4x4 would do?
I'm sure they'd be happy to do it and charge him the arm and leg he's trying to save in the meantime
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I'm sure they'd be happy to do it and charge him the arm and leg he's trying to save in the meantime
Very true.
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Reviving an old thread to say I just had SFF Customs down in Parker install my ford 8.8 axle along with 4.88 gears front and back and he had it completed in less than the 24 hours he had it and he did an AMAZING job. Thanks again!
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Check out the Edge Automotive. the owner Chris I know personally and is a relly good guy. He helped me out big time getting some stuff finished before Moab.

Edge Automotive LLC

He's a big wheeling guy and helps the wheeling community a good bit. Tell him I sent you and he might cut you a good break. It's worth a shot
I second Chris and the crew at the Edge. He does everything can to ensure its done right the first time. Great shop
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The Edge Automotive did my front after I broke in Chinamen. I had them instal a locker and Chromolly shafts as well. I have had no issues with it since. Decent pricing and you can drive away with confidence that it was done right.

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